Pester Rebbe - Yoely Lebovits

Yoely Lebovits or Pester Rebbe as some call him, is a popular figure around the Chasidishe Velt. One of his very funny acts is his imitation of Hungarian characters, which earned him the name Pester Rebbe, implying that he is the Rebbe of Pest.

Yoely's Grandfather Reb Mordechai Arye Moskovits zt"l entertaining a Choson at a Wedding.

Yoely has been entertaining at Jewish events since 1997. It started with impromptu performances at friends' weddings and simchas. Within a short while, he found himself receiving the super-star celebrity treatment within the Chasidishe community, becoming the most sought after Comedian for Yiddishe Simchas.

One of his first comedic acts on stage was on the play "Hamaloch Hagoel" directed by famed Director Shlomo Perl and Ari Frankel of AF Productions, where Yoely kept the crowd (and the actors) in stitches.

Yoely's act was featured in many Albums thereafter. In 1999 Yoely appeared on "Purim Y2K" produced by Yochi Briskman, that was followed in 2004 by "Purim Station" together with veteran comedian Harav Yankel Miller. Yoely has been appearing on many Purim tischen, entertaining thousands of people and Admorim alike. Communities such as Satmar, Klausenburg, Nikolsburg, Spinke, Burshtyn, Sekulen, have reveled in his antics.

Yoely's talent is multi-faceted. The humorous jokes and imitations aside, he is beloved for his musical performances as well. From the many old Yiddish Classics, to heartwarming Carlebach songs, Yoely has been on stage with the contemporary Jewish singers, such as MBD, Lipa Schmelzer, Avraham Fried, Cantor Moshe Schulhoff and even conducted countless of Carlebach kumzitsen.

As of now, Yoely has been hired to entertain thousands of parties, dinners, weddings, sheva brachos and events all across the globe. Yoely has regaled audiences in America from the East coast to the West. Also, audiences around the world rejoiced in his company, as he has traveled to Canada, UK, Belgium, Israel, and even to remote countries like Scotland, Spain and Greece.

Yoely keeps his guitar in the trunk of his car, so it's always at hand for him to cheer up anyone. With soft strums, he infuses words of wisdom and encouragement in his act, like his inspirational hero, Reb Shlomo Carlebach Zt"l. Yoely is a steady visitor of the area hospitals and homebound, or to children with special needs.

His latest major appearances
Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus together with the "Posheter Yid" Lipa Schmelzer at the Prudential Center in NJ.
On a Kumzits Cruise on the Hudson River in NY with Jewish Super Star MBD.
Costarred on a Debut Concert with Chasidic star Shloimy Gertner in the Raleigh Hotel in South Fallsburg, NY
Featured on the front cover of "Der Blick" together with an insightful interview. a clip of the Pester Rebbe being inaugurated as Pester Rebbe has garnered as many as 25,000 hits in less then two weeks.
A Google clip of Yoely and comedian Hilly Hill had 20,000 hits for the 3 weeks it was on.
Yoely was called to stand-in for world famous comedian Jackie Mason in Universal Studios in LA, California.
Yoely appeared in a live broadcast to announce the winning raffles of the major Chesed organization RCCS.

Interesting Facts:
Yoely is a descendant of the founder of Chassidus the Baal Shem Tov
Yoely was one of the first to be named after the revered Satmar Rebbe Rabbi Yoel Teitelbaum Zt"l
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